- Tennis federation head: 'An awful lot of work' needed in Rio Updated: May-29-16 1:12 pm
PARIS - The head of the International Tennis Federation said Sunday that there is "still an awful lot of work that needs to go on" to have his sport's venue ready for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in August.
- Vuitton show draws fashion world to crisis-hit Brazil Updated: May-28-16 6:52 pm
NITEROI, Brazil - The elite of the fashion world flocked to Brazil, defying an outbreak of the Zika virus, an economic meltdown and the deep political crisis afflicting the country to attend a runway show Saturday by revered French label Louis Vuitton.
- Ames company seeks to use dehydrator to stop food waste Updated: May-28-16 5:49 pm
AMES, Iowa - An Ames-based company is peddling a mobile food dehydrator in an effort to stop food waste around the globe.
- Patience pays off for Polish-born kayaker competing for US Updated: May-28-16 12:13 pm
Rather than chasing gold, silver or bronze at the last Olympics, Michal Smolen decided he'd rather wait for the red, white and blue.
- UN health agency rejects Rio Olympics postponement call Updated: May-28-16 6:40 am
BERLIN - The World Health Organization says there is "no public health justification" for postponing or canceling the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of the Zika outbreak.
- Brazil police identify 4 of 30-plus men wanted in gang rape Updated: May-27-16 8:00 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Police said Friday that they have identified and are searching for four of the more than 30 men suspected in the gang rape of a 16-year-old girl, a case that has rocked Latin America's largest nation and highlighted its endemic problem of violence against women.
- Brazil's Dunga names Kaka to replace injured Douglas Costa Updated: May-27-16 4:36 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil coach Dunga has called up Orlando City midfielder Kaka to replace Bayern Munich's Douglas Costa, who is out of the Copa America Centenario with an injured left thigh.
- Final vote on impeachment could come 3 days before Olympics Updated: May-27-16 12:55 am
RIO DE JANEIRO - The Rio de Janeiro Olympics have been upstaged by the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff. And it could get worse.
- Tens of thousands take part in Brazil's March for Jesus Updated: May-26-16 2:23 pm
SAO PAULO - Tens of thousands of evangelical Christians are taking part in Brazil's "March for Jesus," an annual event that unites faithful from hundreds of Protestant churches in a country that is largely Roman Catholic.
- Recordings put pressure on allies of Brazil's acting leader Updated: May-25-16 7:28 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Secretly recorded conversations hit two more key allies of Brazil's acting president Wednesday, leaving the country wondering if there are more taps that could affect the interim government after only 13 days in office.
- UCI president expresses concern over Rio venue preparations Updated: May-25-16 6:30 pm
The president of cycling's world governing body remains "very, very concerned" that the velodrome under construction for the Rio Olympics will not be completed in time for a proper test event.
- Researchers slowly homing in on risk of Zika birth defect Updated: May-25-16 5:15 pm
NEW YORK - As the international epidemic of Zika virus disease has unfolded and led to devastating birth defects for at least 1,300 children in eight countries, an agonizing question has persisted: What is the chance that an infected pregnant woman will have a baby with these defects?
- Belt-tightening in Brazil aimed at fighting economic crisis Updated: May-24-16 7:03 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil's acting president announced austerity measures Tuesday aimed at pulling Latin America's largest economy from its worst crisis in decades, warning that a failure to act will mean "extraordinary hardship" for future generations.
- Medals or mosquitoes? Zika still talk of Olympic golf Updated: May-24-16 6:09 pm
Olympic qualifying for golf ends in seven weeks, at which time players will have to determine if medals outweigh mosquitoes.
- Wax figure of Neymar unveiled by Madame Tussauds Updated: May-24-16 4:42 pm
BARCELONA, Spain - Neymar couldn't help but laugh in amusement after taking a long look at the newly unveiled wax figure of himself.
- Sailors' nightmare in Rio Olympics: plastic bags, trash Updated: May-24-16 4:17 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - If you're the head of world sailing, this is your worst Olympic nightmare.
- State TV says 14 Russians on list for 2008 Olympic doping Updated: May-24-16 3:16 pm
MOSCOW - Ten medalists from the 2008 Beijing Olympics, including 2012 high jump champion Anna Chicherova, were among 14 Russians that tested positive in the reanalysis of their doping samples, state television reported Tuesday.
- Brazilian health minister updates IOC on anti-Zika measures Updated: May-24-16 1:46 pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Brazil's health minister briefed IOC officials Tuesday on the steps being taken to combat the Zika virus ahead of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
- Senate-USOC exchange concerns, plans about Zika virus in Rio Updated: May-23-16 8:01 pm
A group of Democratic senators is concerned about how the Zika virus might affect American athletes at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro this summer.
- Argentina and Brazil agree to mediate in Venezuela crisis Updated: May-23-16 7:59 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Brazil and Argentina will work together to help find a solution to Venezuela's political crisis, Brazil's acting foreign minister said Monday.
- Olympic gold-medal sailor tells of gunpoint robbery in Rio Updated: May-23-16 6:23 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Spain's Olympic gold-medal winning sailor Fernando Echavarri said he was fortunate to have escaped with his life after being robbed at gunpoint in Rio de Janeiro as he and two fellow Spaniards walked to breakfast.
- US water polo captain Azevedo preps for record 5th Olympics Updated: May-23-16 4:59 pm
LOS ANGELES - Tony Azevedo is a speed boat in a pool full of aircraft carriers. And 16 years after he burst onto the international scene, he remains one of the world's most dangerous scorers.
- Brazil interim gov't under fire in wake of leaked recording Updated: May-23-16 4:57 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil's interim government came under fire Monday as a secret recording emerged of the new planning minister discussing a purported pact to push for President Dilma Rousseff's impeachment to stall a huge corruption probe that has engulfed much of the nation's political class.
- Protests in Brazil's 2 biggest cities against acting leader Updated: May-22-16 7:58 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Brazil's two biggest cities Sunday to protest against acting President Michel Temer, trying to keep up pressure on his interim administration only 10 days after he was sworn in.
- Brazil singers stage concert to protest acting president Updated: May-21-16 1:27 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Grammy award-winner Caetano Veloso added his voice to a growing numbers of artists and musicians rejecting Brazil's interim government, holding a concert in a building occupied by protesters.